Sen. Olympia Snowe

Former Senator from Maine, Republican

Snowe, a Republican, was a senator from Maine from 1995 to 2012.

She was previously the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district (1979-1994).



Our unique analysis of the bills Snowe sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Snowe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Snowe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (24%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Snowe’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Snowe missed 11 of 5,995 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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